Join the Zero Waste Campaign Contest!

All kids are invited to participate in a push for a Zero-Waste lifestyle in this contest sponsored by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, Alaska. Homer is one of those Alaska communities where nature is imbedded in the fabric of every single person who lives or visits there. From scenic beaches to soaring […]

NatGeo Kids is ‘Weird But True’ in Alaska

As soon as I could read, my mother bought a subscription to a little magazine called “World.” Designed to create a more kid-friendly approach to issues facing a 1970’s planet, World filled my head with images, people, and ideas that I’d like to think shaped my teen and adult years. Today’s World is now National […]

Two Great Books for Young Alaskan Readers

Ever watch a kid watch for wildlife? Eyes wide, mouth open, trying to stay quiet. From the largest (bears and moose) to the smallest (shrews and bugs), Alaska’s wild things are fascinating, and carry a story as unique as we humans. Some swim, some fly, some creep. Some are loud. Some don’t make any sound […]

Four Reasons to Visit the Alaska Zoo This Winter

It may have been muddy, damp, and a bit chilly, but no one cared. The brown bear cubs wrassled around their play structure, playfully bawling as they cuffed each other. The musk ox male stood his ground and refused to yield to some red-jacketed journalist who thought his grunts and growls were funny. A porcupine […]

Last Chance! Icebreaker Heritage Collection contest ends soon

It was definitely an Icebreaker weekend up in the wild country of Nome, Alaska last week, so it’s a nice feeling to be able to give back to a company that has helped me stay warm on so many adventures. Icebreaker is celebrating 20 years of dressing men, women, and children for their explorations in […]

Outdoor Families Have a Place to Gather

What does one have, if she doesn’t have nature? This week a new project was born, one that hopefully will provide parents, grandparents, educators, politicians, and anyone else concerned with the viability of outdoor spaces and nature-based opportunities for young people. This project is a community, a sounding board, and a set of resources on a […]